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Friday, 25 January
Flaming Lips will release new album The Terror on... April Fool's Day (1 April). The nine track was produced by long-time contributor David Fridmann and is darker than some of the band's previous work. "Why would we make this music that is The Terror - this bleak, disturbing record?" questioned frontman Wayne Coyne. "I don't really want to know the answer that I think is coming: that we were hopeless, we were disturbed and, I think, accepting that some things are hopeless... or letting hope in one area die so that hope can start to live in another? Maybe this is the beginning of the answer." He added: "We want, or wanted, to believe that without love we would disappear. That love, somehow, would save us that, yeah, if we have love, give love and know love, we are truly alive and if there is no love, there would be no life. The Terror is, we know now, that even without love, life goes on... we just go on... there is no mercy killing."
Californian festival Coachella has announced Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Pepers as headliners for this year. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lou Reed, New Order, Vampire Weekend and Modest Mouse are among the acts playing the event which takes place twice in April (12-14 and 19-21).
Depeche Mode have confirmed their album will be called will be called Delta Machine and will be released on 25 March.
Beyonce apparently intends to perform new Destiny's Child song Nuclear along with Survivor, Bills Bills Bills and her own Crazy In Love at the Super Bowl half time show, according to a leaked setlist.
Pulp will release fan give-a-way track After You officially. The song, produced by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, was originally sent to fans who attended the band's Sheffield homecoming gig before Christmas and will now be available for download via iTunes from Monday.
Bon Jovi will play Hyde Park this summer on 5 July as part of the Barclaycard British Summer Time festival, a ten day event featuring six concerts between 28 June and 7 July. More names will be announced soon, while promoters AEG promise to address the notoriously low volume levels associated with the central London location.
Underworld's Karl Hyde will release his first solo album Edgeland on 22 April. "For over 20 years, my love of cityscapes has grown and grown," he said of the record's inspirations. "The beauty of decay, tyre marks, crude graffiti, industrial noise, overheard conversations, epidemics of coffee bars and nights on the back seat being driven through cities by drivers who never sleep. A celebration of people's idiosyncrasies, mapping out my journeys with the stories they tell, Edgelands where city meets scrub, where ragged ponies grazed annexed fields and the air smells chemical."
Watch Miles Kane's new video for Give Up.
Prince says he refuses to speak with old people. "I don't talk to old people... they try to find ways to stay static. Young folks are the ones with the ideas and constantly moving forward," he recently explained.
The National Theatre Of Wales is to perform a new work co-devised by Gruff Rhys. About aristocratic, radical Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Praxis Makes Perfect is part-play, part-concept album and will open in May at a secret Cardiff location.
Justin Timberlake's new album, 20/20 Experience, will be released on 18 March. Here's the video for first single, Suit & Tie.
Sigur Ros will release a "more aggressive" new album later this year.
Roots Manuva said he came up with his iconic single Witness (1 Hope) because he was trying to recreate the Doctor Who theme. "That's the glory of my production-making and my musicality," he explained. "I'm really rubbish at recreating things so I always go miles off the mark, but I ended up sticking with it. It's part of my motto - my whole career is just like a massive mistake. I end up somewhere and, between record labels and management and friends, they're like: Hey, this is great. And I'm like: Yeah? Is it? And then ten years later I'm a bit: Oh yeah, actually, it's all right."
Read an interview with My Morning Jacket's Jim James on his forthcoming solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God.
Watch King Krule's video for Octopus.
Dave Grohl says getting Neil Young for his Sound City documentary was the hardest part of making the film. "Neil Young [was the first person I called and he was the last interview," he explained, "which is funny because those two things happened about a year apart from one another. It's hard to track him down."
British Sea Power's new album Machineries Of Joy will be released on 1 April, the band will mount a UK tour that month too.
Fleetwood Mac will not be playing Glastonbury it seems, the group have just announced US dates over the same June weekend.
Today's Track Of The Day is Ducktails with Letter Of Intent
That's it for this week. Music News Daily returns on Monday at lunchtime.
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